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The Twelve Management Principles

The Twelve Management Principles

4. Strive Harder than Anyone Else

Work steadily and diligently, one step at a time, never relenting in tedious tasks.

When I ask business owners "Are you working hard?" they all answer, "Yes, I am!" But business is a competition. If your rivals strive harder than you, your mediocre efforts will not be enough to challenge them; your competitors will win and your company will decline. Your company cannot prosper if your effort is dictated by the attitude "I am trying my best." In order to win the fierce corporate competition and grow your business, you must strive harder than anyone else.

Another important point is that this unrivaled effort must be a relentless daily practice. In other words, you must not forget that every great achievement is an accumulation of tedious efforts.

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